Kenyan Athlete Abraham Kiptum Wins 2016 Lagos Marathon

Kenyan Athlete Abraham Kiptum Wins 2016 Lagos Marathon

By Felix Ojong | Sports Reporter on February 6, 2016
File: Runners in Nairobi Marathon

Kenya’s star athlete Abraham Kiptum has won the 2016 Lagos Marathon. He just breasted the tape at the Eko Atlantic City, clocking a time of 2 hours 16 minutes and 21 second clinching the $50,000 winner’s prize.

Hundreds of runners started the race from the National Stadium in Surulere at 7:10 a.m., with the elite athletes, who arrived for the race on Thursday evening, soon breaking away from the pack.

The first Nigerian to finish the race is is Emmanuel Gyang Gwom who came in 7th place and will receive a N1,000,000 prize.

Kenyan star athlete, Josphat Kiptanui Too Chobei, winner of the 2015 New Taipei City Wanjinshi International Marathon, speaking with the press was confident he would win the race.

Over 20,000 runners registered to participate in the marathon. The last Lagos Marathon was held over 30 years ago and the race had suffered a cash crunch in the weeks leading up to the event.

The 42-kilometre race has a total prize money of N92 million.


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